What to expect in a treatment
Upon arriving for your acupuncture session I will begin by taking a detailed medical history as well as discussing your main reason for coming in for treatment. By asking targeting questions I learn about your acupuncture pattern so that I can also address constitutional issues. Your treatment may involve cupping, guasha, trigger points, these modalities will be discussed with your before being used. After your acupuncture treatment I will provide you with suggestions for follow up along with possible lifestyle advice and exercises.
Donna was lovely and the acupuncture was great. I felt much relief from my neck and shoulder problems and I will definitely be returning.
Acupuncture treatments are beneficial to:
• treat all types of pain
• relax tight muscles
• heal soft tissue injuries
• increase range of motion
• reduce stress, anxiety and depression
• improve sleep
• treat headaches and migraines
• regulate hormonal cycles
• increase fertility
• treat digestive disorders
• lessen the symptoms of allergies
• boost the immune system
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for more than 2,000 years. Yin and yang theory provide the foundation for TCM. When yin and yang are in balance, one feels relaxed and energized. Physical, emotional, or lifestyle factors can lead to imbalance, resulting in pain, illness or disease.
The life force, or energy, known as qi circulates in every body. For yin and yang to be balanced and for the body to be healthy, qi must be balanced and able to flow freely. When blood and qi cannot move freely there is pain. Acupuncture stimulates specific points using ultra fine needles to bring about an equilibrium. This promotes the circulation of blood, fluids and the flow of your bodies natural energy (or qi) through pathways, called meridians.
While the roots of acupuncture are in the east, the practice has gained wide-spread acceptance throughout western society in recent decades. The first writings about TCM date back to 200 BCE. Herbal medicine and acupuncture were recorded in classical Chinese texts and refined over many centuries. Acupuncture, however, is thought to be much older than this. In 1991 an ice mummy, found in a glacier in Europe, is believed to be more than 5,000 years old. Upon close examination tattoos were discovered along his acupuncture channels indicating that he may have been treated for chronic pain by a form of healing similar to acupuncture.